Sunday, January 14, 2018

Week 61: Lobster Dinner

Well another transfer down!  I am officially the oldest person in the Puerto Zone now!  

The District President here works on the Sea.  And this week he came back from work with 2 of the biggest lobsters I have ever seen!  He made us dinner with them, they were delicious!  We said it is that time of year again and we are going to be having alot more Lobsters, which is fine by me!

The rest of the week went well.  We had some great lessons with some people interested in joining the church.  As you can kind of see in the picture I was able to rock my American Flag tie of July 4th!  It will be nice to be home for the 4th next week. 

Anyway have a good week, 

Love yall!!!

Elder Thackeray

Week 59: Taxi Cop

Hello All,

Well its been raining quite a lot this past week. There seems to be only two types of weather here in Nicaragua; hot; or hot and rainy.  Which gets old, but such is life.

We have been working hard with a 17 year old named Chaco. His mom is a little hesitant to let him get baptized but we have been working with both of them and I think it is only a matter of time before they get baptized.

Funny story this week.  Today we saw a man get taken to jail in a taxi!  We were looking for a reference that someone had given us and as we were walking there we saw the police arresting a man.  However, all the cops were on motorcycles so they called a taxi and cuffed the man and took him to jail in the back of a Taxi.  We were dying laughing cause its like come on Nicaragua you cant take someone to jail in a taxi!

Another kind of funny story was we went to visit this guy and he was watching TV and the movie was Rio Bravo! Reminded me of home and Dad and good ole Johnnie Wayne, haha.

Anyway hope you all have a good week
Elder Thackeray

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Week 58: Happy Fathers Day

Well Same Ole Same Ole!!!

Happy Fathers Day!!

President came and we had a multi zone with him it was really good, we talked about activated members baptising and taking care of the people we baptised learned alot it was good stuff.

Ran out of time this week so there isnt much but im doing well it gets really hot then rains really hard haha bipolar

Love y'all 

Elder Thackeray

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Week 57: The Shark

Its a hot bugger haha!! Shout out to olee troy boy getting graduated la ley!!!!!!!
Good Ol' Shark Dinner

Pretty decent week this week, We just doing alot of finding, we have two jovenes that are really fun to teach 17 and 15 year old  cherritum y chesmur they live next to are president and always go to noche de hermanimiento and church and we were supposed to baptise them but we are having trouble getting permiso from there mom to batpise them but we still going good. An apostle came to our mission but because we in puerto we didnt get to see him because usually they satilite it in but it didnt work so that was a bummer.

I ate shark at our lunch cita it was pretty good its kinda like crab but ia lttle saltier also add fish its good though haha.

How is the weather? The weather here its pretty hot but some times its super hot then rains then hot agian haha 
Me and Hodges on divisions

Tell us more about your new area? Hmm well same deal as in the ward i guess we are working hard to try and get alot more people to church and activated and strengthening it but we are doing good its really alot richer paved roads

Are the people poorer same or better off? alot better off my last area was the poorest part of the zone haha. supposedly  theres alot of drug dealers and stuff supposedly in this area which is why the houses are mas fachento  but ive never seen any real drug problems

Playing cards waiting for broadcast to work
What do people do for a living? a bunch of things here its usually they work in the mar like fisherman stuff is the job of most people

Is it more city like? yes def there alot more little tiendas and such payed ish roads so its alot different for suire haha

Hope yall had a great week love yall

Elder Thackeray

Planning Session 

Fishing Boats 

Week 56: The Rat Battle

Drinking some Coco water.

Well last night was quite the doosey let me tell ya!  So i woke up to something running across my legs and it turns oput its a big ole fat ratttt. soo that was a nice wake up call when aa hear a scratching at the windom by my vbed and its the rat again so  grab my shoe and start hitting it but its not doing anything after about a minute i realized he was on the other side of the window so i waiting and went on the hunt almost got him twice i hit him but not hard enough broke a windom panel in the process quite the adventure at 430 in the morning and a great way to start a p day haha. my comp woke up a copuple times and just kinda half eye looked at me then fell back asleep like three times haha.

Another week in paradise other than that the beach is in my area now so its nice to see that from time to time haha. just the same old geting to know the area still was different than the last for sure haha. Some of our most pos inv is a family elix and his wife they have a strong desire to get married and baptised so we are working hard with them. to get them prepared

We are going to listen to an apostle this week we dont get to see him cause we in puierto so he gonna satilite him it still cool.

This fast sunday was a good one we saw many blessings and found a lotss of new people to teach as a result fasting is one of the things ive learned to really love here on the mission. When the members give there testimony its not just like a quick thing not many pass but the ones who do like to give it like a talk for a good 15 minutes haha give or take.

Anyways thats all for this week Love yall

Elder Thackeray

Week 55: Welcome to Loma Verde

View from Church Building 
Well my new area is loma verde also know as green hill haha. My new companion is elder menezes(da Costa) he is from brazil. Cool guy we have a good time joking around good thing about being in the zone puerto still is that we know everybody and you know what there like which makes it nice. 

The new area is alot different. it is a much more richer part of puerto, my last area was just all mud, no paved roads, 8 by 8 houses up wood up on stilts, this mnew area is all croncrete houses(that means u rich here) paved roads way different haha.

Alot more people speak spánish than miskitu here so its different to. alot more memebers give us food here and my stomach cant reall take it haha not used to being fed some much.

Not quite your 8 foot ceilings. 
A missionary just got home from his misssion in guatemala and is really helping us alot weve been teaching his home trying to help him get her baptsied, hes still really animated and is helping us find new people and bring them to church hes awesome.

My new house is alot smaller but alot more secure so i dont think ill get robbed again haha for the time being haha

In church i gave a talk about elder uchtdorfs the just will live by faith i think translated from spaniush so idk if its right but it was good. everyone still calls me taquerito and when the president said i was gonna talk he called me that and everyone got a good life haha.

Turtle, Rice, Noodles, Yuca, and Potatoes 
Anyways hope everyopne is doing well love yall

Elder Thackeray

Shaking the mango tree

Week 54: The Robbery

Me and Elder Basset in our nice Ponchos.
This week our house got broken into and robbed...we came home a little late after the radio and we saw they had broken into our house and like ripped part of the roof off to get in, they stole my flashlight }, my memory card, my new knife, my root beer, my usc pens, all of our food, my electric shaver, my bathrobe,and speaker and they tried to steal my bathrobe but they left it outside the house. So that was too bad.

Raining extremely hard all of this week.  Almost flooding in some spots I've been in rubber boots all week not the most comfortable thing we were walking thru this field and my foot sunk down all the way and filled my boot full of water. Needless to say I was not very happy about that, but such is life.

Me overlooking our area 
After 7 months i'm changing areas. My new area is Loma Verde and Elder Da Costa es mi new comp. He is from Brazil. I'm still in Puerto just in another area.

President Poncio came with a member of the 70, Elder Lopez, he was a funny guy. They talked a lot about families and marriages. It was good! I think the members here really benefited from their talks.

Hope Troys doing well crazy accident, but  it could of been worse.  Tell him i'm praying for him.

Hope all is well love you guys adios

Elder Thackeray
Me and Hermana Blanca (the miskitu teacher)

Me with the family that washes our clothes and makes us lunch.

Me, Taulapapa and Samol.